Hello everyone, Frankie here to discuss Battle Company. It is one of the most common armies out there in the current meta, so be prepared. In this article I will discuss how to start building your Battle Company.
The first step when deciding on how to build your army is deciding on a Chapter. I think everyone will agree that White Scars is the top chapter which also happens to be the chapter I chose. But honestly, any chapter can do well as a Battle Company. They just all play a little different. I really want to see someone make a Red Scorpion Battle Company as I think they would hold up really well. Anyways, pick the chapter you like the best as you will be spending a lot of time building and painting this army.
Next part is picking what type of Battle Company you are going to run. You have quite a few options when it comes to this part. You can go with killing power, durability, Drop Pods, Rhinos, Razorbacks as possible build ideas. I chose Rhinos and killing power which has worked well so far. The great thing about Battle Company though is no matter how you build it you will do well. Ive seen Razorback and Drop Pod lists dominate as well. Make sure to pick an option that you will enjoy playing.
Another key thing you need to pick when making a Battle Company is an Auxiliary Detachment that will complement your army well. I chose the 10th Company which is three units of scouts, it is the cheapest option and adds a lot to my mechanized list. Ive seen a lot of people use the Anti-air detachment which is really good as well. Just pick something that will fill some gaps in your army or give you some options to deal with armies you’re scared of.
Last thing to decide on and probably the most important is the color scheme. Make sure to take a look at all the color schemes that go along with your favorite chapter. Or you can pick a general color scheme and then can play any chapter going forward for more variety. I recommend option two so you can try out different chapters. Also pick a color scheme you don’t mind painting, because you will have a lot of models to paint!
I hope this article helps you decide on what Battle Company you want to play or some of the Battle Companies you will be fighting against. What type of Battle Companies do you all play? Next week I will go over some tactics and more in depth list building.